Teen charged after leading Hattiesburg police on chase

Teen charged after leading Hattiesburg police on chase
Hattiesburg PD cars (Photo Source: WDAM)

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A juvenile was arrested after leading police on a chase through parts of Hattiesburg on Monday.

According to Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Ryan Moore, police received a call that a vehicle had been stolen on Katie Avenue.

Officers in route spotted the stolen vehicle on Martin Luther King Avenue. When officers tried to make a traffic stop, Moore said the juvenile refused to stop and led officers on a chase through residential areas around Martin Luther King Avenue.

The suspect eventually wrecked in the front yard of a home on Duke Avenue, ran from the vehicle and was taken into custody, Moore said.

Police discovered that the juvenile was also responsible for a residential burglary on Barry Street.

The juvenile was charged with residential burglary, felony eluding, grand larceny auto and receiving stolen property.